Posted May 12

Restructuring and Insolvency Associate

Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
New York, NY Full Time

The New York office of Squire Patton Boggs is hiring an associate for our Restructuring and Insolvency practice. The individual hired for this position will support and work directly with partners and other experienced lawyers throughout our global footprint handling the panoply of restructuring issues our clients face, and collaborating closely with our colleagues in other practice and industry groups. Responsibilities will include junior-level associate work such as: legal research, drafting motions, pleadings and other transaction documents, discovery, court appearances, case management, and client communications.

About Us

We have one of the largest, most experienced and respected global restructuring and insolvency practices of any law firm, with more than 110 experienced lawyers in 36 offices in 15 countries collaborating on domestic and cross-border restructuring matters. Our seasoned team is expert in all facets of restructuring and insolvency engagements including US Chapter 11 reorganizations, US Chapter 15 cross-border insolvencies, US Chapter 9 municipal restructurings, all forms of UK receivership, administration and liquidation, UK bankruptcy and voluntary arrangements, out of court restructurings and related contentious work. In 2014, we launched our blog which is a recognized source of informative and thoughtful commentary on restructuring and insolvency matters across the globe.

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Possess a JD from an accredited law school and a strong academic record. Preference given to the top 20% of graduating class or GPA of 3.5 and above.
  • Must be in good standing and admitted to practice in a US State Bar. Admission to the State Bar of New York is expected if not currently admitted.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience working in a law firm handling junior-level work on complex restructurings, refinancings, sales and other dispositions, US Chapter 11 and Chapter 15 reorganizations or judicial clerkship experience.
  • Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Experience in restructuring and insolvency representing various debtors, creditor’s committees, and secured and unsecured creditors in reorganizations and liquidations, including: legal research, written discovery, law and motion (discovery, dispositive and trial related motions, pleadings and briefs), court appearances, mediations, arbitration, client and witness interviews, trial preparation.
  • Experience/working knowledge of Bankruptcy Code, Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, and Local Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure.
  • Familiarity with operation of Articles 2 and 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code and understanding of the strategic issues involved in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.
  • Strong organizational, reasoning and research skills; excellent written and verbal communication abilities; good judgment; attention to detail; initiative.
  • Stand-up experience in court, while not required, will be viewed favorably.
  • Flexibility, composure and the ability to prioritize and handle urgent tasks and requests simultaneously with a high level of competence and accuracy; the ability to remain composed and professional under stressful circumstances; commitment to professional ethics and client confidentiality; strong client service skills.
  • Ability to work without constant supervision, demonstrating initiative in seeking work and managing work load; active in formulating and recommending projects or alternative ways to complete projects that will benefit the case/client.
  • A background in business consulting, finance, economics or accounting is a plus.
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